The People’s Art Guild and the Forward Exhibition of 1917

  title={The People’s Art Guild and the Forward Exhibition of 1917},
  author={Sarah Archino},
  journal={American Art},
  pages={14 - 19}
John Weichsel founded the People’s Art Guild in 1915 as an alternative to the system of traditional fine art galleries. Organizing exhibitions in various unorthodox spaces, the Guild brought avant-garde art into the settlement houses and tenements of the Lower East Side with the aim of exposing a new population to modern art and providing artists with direct contact to new markets. Between 1915 and 1918, the People’s Art Guild staged exhibitions in immigrant ghettos for the mutual benefit of… Expand
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